Batman: The Long Halloween, widely regarded as one of the best Batman stories of all time, revolves around a single question: Who is Holiday, nicknamed The Holiday Killer? The man behind the mask is the hero or villain? The story of the comic novel revolves around a series of killings targeting allies of Carmine “The Roman” Falcone, the Godfather of Gotham City’s gangs. Each of the killings occurs on a major American holiday, prompting the killer to be nicknamed Holiday by the local press. A lot of missing statements about the holiday killer which gives more excitement about the man.
The scenario of The Long Halloween is driven by the mystery of Holiday’s identity, which is the moniker given by Gotham City’s underworld to the year in which the novel takes place. The Long Halloween of Batman Part One tells the narrative of four particular Holiday homicides, based on the first four chapters of the original 13-part comic book epic. The first was on Halloween, and it targeted Johnny Viti, Carmine Falcone’s nephew. The second slaughter, which resulted in the deaths of the San Ho Hui Triad, took place on Thanksgiving. On Christmas Eve, Carmine Falcone’s personal bodyguard Milos Grapa was shot to death.
Throughout Batman: The Long Halloween Part Two, fans of the original graphic book should not assume they know how the animated version will conclude. Warner Bros. Animation has made significant modifications in adapting previous classic Batman stories (most notably in the animated version of Batman: Hush), thus the Holiday Killer might be someone totally different than in the novel. The following is a list of all the key suspects in Batman: The Long Halloween Part One.
Despite the fact that the majority of the Holiday killings were intended at members of the Falcone gang, there are grounds to believe that Carmine “The Roman” Falcone may have conducted the Holiday killings himself in order to clear up his own affairs while casting suspicion on his adversaries. Johnny Viti, the first of Holiday’s victims, was set to turn State’s Evidence against his uncle and was also the key witness in Harvey Dent’s case against Falcone. Similarly, Falcone enlisted the help of the San Ho Hui Triad, who blew up Harvey Dent’s residence on Halloween night. Holiday assassinated the Triad immediately after their leader, Mickey Chen, was questioned by the GCPD.
While Falcone had proved himself to be more than capable of murder and had sufficient motivation to quiet Johnny Viti and the San Ho Hui Triad, he had no reason to get engaged in the other two Holiday homicides. In the instance of the Christmas homicide, there was no obvious motive for Falcone to execute his own bodyguard, as Batman expressly mentioned. It made even less sense for him to choose New Year’s Eve to attack his own son, Alberto. Aside from that, the events of the film depicted Holiday escaping on an inflatable raft from Falcone’s boat, and Falcone was subsequently revealed to be still on board when the yacht returned to Gotham Harbor and the police began questioning his guests.
The man behind the mask/ the holiday killer will be revealed his true face in the upcoming sequel of Batman: The Long Halloween Part 2.